12-10-2011 04:46 AM
Hi, im really hoping someone can help me out with this.
The USB snapped off the circuit board on my external hard drive and I cant seem to get a replacement anywhere.
Its the part labelled OASiS DESKTOP 1607P REV A 4060-705078-00. It would be a straight forward swap over.
I know everyones pictures are important but wont bore you with a sob story but im praying that we havnt lost the data for good. I should have backed up the back up..
I have found one on amazon us but they wont ship to the UK.http://www.amazon.com/Oasis-Desktop-External-1607P
Also tried the suppliers that WD list and who they suggested I contact. I was told that they only deal with trade so im stuck now
thanks a million
12-10-2011 06:52 AM
OK, depending of the drive model this could work or not. If the drive has Smartware then..... Is not going to work, because the drive is encrypted.
NOW: If the drive does not have Smartware IT could work, that's not 100% sure. You could contact fzabkar he's like the Macgyver of the circuit boards.
12-10-2011 08:02 AM - edited 12-10-2011 08:03 AM
If it's a drive with Smartware the data is hardware encoded by the board where the port broke off. There are 2 things to try one is get an electronics repair place to try and solder on a new port. The other is to try and find a matching board. The expert on those boards is fzabkar. For another board you'd need another drive or find the right board on Ebay. Opening the case voids the warranty.
12-15-2011 12:44 PM
Thanksfor taking the time to reply
Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
I have had a look inside it and its just a straight forward swap part for part but just cant find it anywhere in the UK. I have tried through WD and they say to contact the UK suplliers but they only deal with business customers. No luck on ebay either.
The part is a Oasis desktop 1607P REV A 4060-705078-001